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Sto’s products complete Baha Mar Resort & Casino

The Baha Mar Resort & Casino on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas, encompasses three million square feet of construction, 6,000 tons of structural steel, 500,000 sq. ft. of glass, and an abundance of the StoTherm® ci exterior insulation system and Sto finish products including Stolit® Milano.

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ADMARES to deliver 16 floating hotels to Qatar to serve tourists and fans for the FIFA World Cup 2022

The signing of the MOU comes through the commitment of Qetaifan Projects and ADMARES to deliver sustainable solutions with minimum ecological impact as the hotels will be built according to the strictest energy standards – for instance the hotels will rely on solar energy. To ensure the overall functionality and attractiveness of the hotels, the modern and urban buildings have been designed by the award-winning Finnish architect firm, Sigge Architects.

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Three development teams selected to participate in Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Master Development RFP Process

A select team of senior staff and consultants from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center have recommended three highly-qualified development teams for participation in the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Request for Proposal (RFP) process, as the Authority moves toward development of a 39-acre mixed-use development project that will complement the planned 1,200 room headquarters hotel along the New Orleans riverfront.

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Level 3 Design Group awarded with Marriott’s Renovation of the Year

“This project was challenging; it took 5 years to complete. I’m pleased we were able to create a custom design that stayed true to the rich culture of Ventura Beach and aligns with the new design direction of Marriott International. That’s the silver lining,” said Eduardo Renteria, senior designer for Level 3.

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HBA completes design of the Sound Hotel Seattle Belltown

Hospitality interior design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) has completed the design of The Sound Hotel Seattle Belltown. “We instituted overarching threads of inspiration from the surrounding area to ensure a cohesive design for The Sound Hotel project, using a storyline-based approach from concept development to completion,” said Ashley Bright, HBA senior project designer. “The streets of Belltown exemplify the idea that art is everywhere, and the neighborhood itself is on display as a harbor-front urban gallery. It is this essence of creativity with which we wanted to imbue guests from the moment they arrive.”

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Virgin Hotels Las Vegas announces design partners

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, has announced design and construction partners Rockwell Group, Klai Juba Wald Architecture + Interiors, Studio Collective, Taylor International Corporation and McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. – have joined the project to re-conceptualize and develop the new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

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New IntercityHotel in Hanover: Hollow core ceiling system lowers building weight and reduces costs for drilled pile foundations

By 2020, the new 55 m high IntercityHotel Hannover Ost will be built at Andreas-Hermes-Platz near the main railway station. In order to meet the demands of hotel guests for elegance and comfort, the pentagonal building, that features only one right angle in its floor plan, will include flat ceilings with spans of up to 8 m as single-span systems. To make the construction even more economical and effective, the slabs are constructed using the patented hollow core technology of Heinze Cobiax Deutschland GmbH instead of solid concrete.

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The Merriman Anderson/Architects-designed renovation of the historic Great Southwest Building in Houston opens as Cambria Hotel

The historic Great Southwest Building, a former office building in downtown Houston, has completed its redevelopment into a Cambria Hotel. Merriman Anderson/Architects (MAA) is the architect and interior designer for the renovations. The building features a number of art deco elements mixed with a touch of Mayan influence. Driven by the building’s history and refined culture, the design uses a neutral architectural envelope to allow historic details and newly added architectural elements to come to life.

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Hyatt Centric Philadelphia tops out

The final steel beam was raised Thursday on Philadelphia’s new Hyatt Centric hotel, one of the newest properties in the lifestyle hotel brand’s international portfolio. The project team includes Clemens Construction – contractor; DAS Architects – architecture and interior design; Becker & Frondorf – project management; Crème – interior design; Harman Group – structural engineering; Bala Engineers – m/e/p engineering; Bohler Engineering / Maser Consulting – site / civil engineering; Tim Haahs – parking; Lighting Practice – lighting design; Metropolitan Acoustics – acoustical design; Re:Vision Architecture / Setty & Assoc – sustainability; RWDI – façade; Design Difference – food service.

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BBGM-designed Draftsman Hotel pays tribute to the past, present and future in Charlottesville, Va.

Looking to create a contemporary hotel while honoring the city’s history, BBGM integrated a balance of contemporary materials with traditional proportions into the Draftsman Hotel. The podium features rust colored Trespa panels – a high pressure laminate siding – reminiscent of the neighboring red brick buildings. Transitioning the material of the facade above the podium to a contemporary Nichiha fiber cement helps to visually detach this element, lessening the visual impact of the hotel on the street’s architecture.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

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